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Saitama Stadium 2002
Saitama Stadium 2002
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LocationMidori-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates35°54?11.31?N 139°43?2.97?E / 35.9031417°N 139.7174917°E / 35.9031417; 139.7174917Coordinates: 35°54?11.31?N 139°43?2.97?E / 35.9031417°N 139.7174917°E / 35.9031417; 139.7174917
Public transitSaitama Railway Logo.svg Saitama Rapid Railway Line at Urawa-Misono
OwnerSaitama Prefecture
OperatorSaitama Prefectural Park Association
Record attendance63,551 (Japan vs Oman, 3 June 2012)
Field size105 x 68 m
Opened1 October 2001
Urawa Red Diamonds (2001-present)
Omiya Ardija (2005-2007)
Japan national football team (2001-2020)

Saitama Stadium 2002 (?2002, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii), often called Saitama Stadium (?, Saitama Sutajiamu) or simply Saisuta (), is a football stadium located in Midori-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Currently J1 League football club Urawa Red Diamonds use this stadium for home games. It is one of the largest football specific stadiums in Asia. It is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics.[2]


The stadium is a 15 to 20 minute walk from Urawa-Misono Station on the Saitama Railway Line.


Built by Azusa Sekkei to host matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, construction was completed in September 2001. The stadium holds 63,700 people, although for segregation reasons league games hosted at the ground have a reduced capacity of 62,300. The Saitama Stadium hosted four matches during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, including co-host Japan's first match against Belgium.

Between 2005 and 2007, the Urawa Red Diamonds' local derby rival Omiya Ardija hosted matches here along with Urawa Komaba due to expansion of its home ?miya Park Soccer Stadium.

2002 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
2 June 2002  England 1-1  Sweden Group F
4 June 2002  Japan 2-2  Belgium Group H
6 June 2002  Cameroon 1-0  Saudi Arabia Group E
26 June 2002  Brazil 1-0  Turkey Semi-finals


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Saitama Stadium 2002
  • Building area: 54,420m²
  • Total floor area: 62,674m²
  • Covered area: 29,000m²
  • Stand inclination: Max. 30 degree angle


  1. ^ "Saitama Stadium 2002 Information". Saitama Stadium 2002. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Venue Plan". Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 2013.

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